How to use peppermint oil for a natural immune response
When you have chronic inflammation and are trying to manage it, there are many things that can help your body fight off infection.
And while peppermint oils are often used to help combat inflammation, it’s also been used for some other health benefits.
For example, it has been suggested that it might have some anti-inflammatory properties and could help with allergies.
And now, a new study suggests that peppermint may actually be an anti-fungal agent.
This research found that peppermints extract had an antihistamine effect, and could potentially help with the inflammation that is associated with allergies and inflammatory bowel disease.
The study, published in the Journal of Applied Immunology, examined the anti-viral effects of peppermint extract on the immune system of mice.
Researchers examined the effect of peppermint extract on mice, and then compared it to an extract made with green tea, which is known to be highly effective against the disease.
The results showed that the extract was significantly more effective in fighting infection, and in suppressing the inflammatory response.
“We found that the flavanols in peppermint and green tea were responsible for the protective effect against infection,” said lead researcher Yuki Ohtani from the University of Tokyo in a statement.
“Green tea extracts can also inhibit the replication of T cell-mediated antigen (T-cell) responses and are considered to be immunosuppressive.”
According to the study, this is because of their ability to reduce the number of T cells.
“The flavanoids in peppermins and green teas are known to induce T cell activation, and therefore they inhibit the production of T-cell response,” Ohtan said.
“This may explain why peppermint extracts could be beneficial in the management of inflammatory bowel diseases.”
The study was conducted by researchers at the University Hospital in Osaka, and was funded by the Japanese Ministry of Health.
It’s unclear how long this study will continue to be active, but hopefully it will be a valuable step in the development of more anti-inflammation and anti-cancer treatments.